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LOS ANGELES – In a union election victory 17 years in the making, child care providers across California have 

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to devastate the nation’s physical and fiscal health, U.S.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and front-line public service workers from states experiencing surges in coronavirus cases to urge the Senate to approve

Click here for our latest Council 4 Unplugged podcast. Our guest is Harford Courant reporter Rebecca Lurye. 

Lurye covers the city of Hartford for her paper, and also chairs the Hartford Courant Guild, a union formed by the newspaper's employees in 2019.

AFSCME joined a virtual gathering of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a movement that seeks to shift the moral narrative of our country and build power for poor and vulnerable people.

The news media last week thrust state employees' contractual benefits into the spotlight following Governor Ned Lamont's public remarks at his daily COVD-19 (novel coronavirus) briefing. His comments further renewed attempts by Republican legislators to push for unlawfully breaking collective bargaining agreements.

AFSCME praised today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that extends protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to millions of LGBTQ workers.

In a statement, AFSCME President Lee Saunders said such protections are long overdue and represent an important step in the fight for equality and justice for all workers.

Congressman Joe Courtney from CT’s 2nd District joins us on Council 4 Unplugged to talk about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and congressional efforts to secure a robust federal aid package -- an initiative we're calling "Fund. the Front Lines" -- to support our state, cities and towns. 

Click here for our latest Council 4 Unplugged podcast. 

Economists of diverse backgrounds, who might otherwise disagree on a range of policy issues, spoke with a single voice on Monday on the need for Congress to provide robust aid to states, cities and towns.

Such aid, they said, is crucial in the midst of an economic crisis that is decimating state and local budgets and threatening essential public services that are critical to beating the pandemic and jumpstarting the economy.

If you are an active member or retiree of AFSCME Council 4, you can take advantage of a no-cost $4,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment benefit.

The labor movement is working nonstop to protect the health and safety of all working people throughout Connecticut, and especially for essential workers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.